I do calor gas and haulage , but we are a bit quite at the min , to warm for gas and not a lot of haulage on , saying that I'm down in Bristol Friday ( 420 mile trip ) . So if you or anyone else needs any info or help with anything gas wize , bbqs , heaters , patio heaters just ask . My workshop has all sorts in , I just have to root and the chances are Iv got it lol
seeing as you might know, are there rules / regs about using the mains gas for a BBQ? I was talking to a Canadian an apparently they have some special pipe work and regulator fitted ans they use that for their gas bbq's. Sounded a good doesn't properly done with the right kit
. You wouldn't need a regulator as its all ready at the right pressure as soon as it gos through your meter . You couldn't just use a LPG BBQ and put mains gas to that , the jets are a lot smaller on LPG .
On the subject, have your installer put in a quick connect gas line so you can plug in your gas appliance easily. One product I really like is Maxitrol's Plug 1 gas connector. This connector is the size of a regular electrical outlet box and works pretty much the same way. It has a drop down cover for the gas line so nothing can crawl in and nest. It also has a on/off switch so you can turn off the flow of gas some place other than the gas appliance. If you had an uncontrollable grill fire you could turn off the gas from a distance without having to get too close to the grill. It also turns itself off if the flow of gas becomes uncontrollable, like if the gas line to the grill got cut. It&'s a convenient unit and adds a lot of safety to your outdoor gas appliances. Tell your contractor that this is what you want and he'll think you know more than you do and won't try and jack up the installation price.